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LISTEN // Ryley Walker Announces New Album, Shares “The Halfwit In Me”

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Ryley Walker is pleased to announce his new album, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, coming out August 19th on Dead Oceans. It’s the triumphant follow up to his breakout album, Primrose Green, which earned critical hosannas from the likes of NPR, Village Voice, Uncut, and Mojo and admiration of musicians who had chalked up no shortage of turntable miles in Walker’s life. Robert Plant declared himself a fan – as did double-bass legend Danny Thompson, with whom Ryley embarked on a British tour.

 

In November 2015, at the end of a ten-month period which saw Ryley play over 200 shows in support of Primrose Green, Ryley decided that he should probably head home. However you wished to measure it, he was surely due some sort of holiday. Although, a holiday was the last thing on Ryley’s mind – and certainly not a holiday in his adopted hometown. After a year spent on the road, all that Ryley could associate with Chicago was the emotional debris he had left behind.

 

He went into the studio over the Christmas vacation to record Golden Sings That Have Been Sung whose songs were directly wedded to Ryley’s return to Chicago. Some of his formative musical memories had been shaped by the work of pioneering Chicago acts such as Gastr del Sol and Tortoise. “Jeff Parker was the guitarist with Tortoise, and I used to listen to him a lot,” recalls Ryley, who figured that, for the first time in his career, it might be helpful to enlist the services of a producer. With only one person on his shortlist, once again, all roads led back to Chicago.

 

Ryley had been a long-time admirer of sometime Wilco multi-instrumentalist LeRoy Bach. Back in 2009, still in his teens, he had frequented the improv nights hosted by Bach at a restaurant/gallery space called Whistler. “For me, it was an incredible opportunity,” recalls Ryley, “…because you would sometimes also have Dan Bitney, the drummer with Tortoise, and I’d get to play with these people. I mean, they were twice my age. I’m sure they thought I was annoying at first, maybe some of them still do, but I kind of looked at them like gurus – and to have these old school Chicago heads taking me in was just amazing.”

 

For Ryley then, the prospect of having Bach produce his album was something of a no-brainer. “It was everything I wanted it to be,” he enthuses. “I would go to LeRoy’s house every other day with a riff, and we would take it from there.” Perhaps more than any other song on the record, the somnambulant sun-dappled intimacies of opening track and lead single “The Halfwit In Me” most audibly bear the imprint of those Whistler sessions.

 

Golden Sings That Have Been Sung was made for the dewy magic hour when night and day have yet to meet and, as long as the song is playing, you feel might briefly leave the corporeal world with them. This is the music you might imagine the woodland animals making once the humans have left for the night. This is Ryley Walker’s coming of age.

 

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GOLDEN SINGS THAT HAVE BEEN SUNG TRACKLIST:

The Halfwit In Me

A Choir Apart

Funny Thing She Said

Sullen Mind

I Will Ask You Twice

The Roundabout

The Great And Undecided

Age Old Tale

Dead Oceans At SXSW 2016

SXSW starts next week! Which means tons of folks (maybe you included?) are headed to our backyard of Austin, TX for a week full of bands, tacos, more bands, and more tacos. We’re excited to add to the madness with a totally stacked schedule. Maybe we’ll catch each others eye as you’re crowd-surfing to Bleached? Or perhaps we can cut a rug together at Marlon Williams‘ set? Kevin Morby‘s playing on a boat cruise, so that’s an option too. Obviously, we’ll hi-five, pogo, & sing along at Mitski‘s sets. Keep scrolling for their full schedules and don’t forget to make a note of our party on Thursday (3/17) night at Barracuda!

 

Mitski

Wed. March 16: Hype Machine @ Hype Hotel – 100 E. 5th Street (3:00 PM)

Wed. March 16: NPR Music Showcase @ Stubb’s (9:20 PM)

Thu. March 17: Secretly Group & Friends @ Barracuda (Outdoor) (10:00 PM)

Fri. March 18: Pitchfork Day Party @ Barracuda (Outdoor) (12:40 PM)

Fri. March 18: Portals @ PEN (6:30 PM)

Fri. Mar. 18: Stereogum x Exploding in Sound’s Austin Invasion 2 @ Hole In The Wall (9:30 PM)

Sat. March 19: She Shreds @ Studium – 2108 Rosewood Ave (5:30 PM)

 

Bleached 

Mon. March 14: The Onion & AV Club Present: Manic Monday @ Barracuda (8:00 PM)

Wed. March 16: Spring Break Boogie @ Hotel Vegas (Patio Stage 1) (4:30 PM)

Thu. March 17: Another Planet Party @ Sidewinder (Outside) (2:30 PM)

Thu. March 17: FLOODfest @ Cedar St. Courtyard (9:00 PM)

Thu. March 17: Secretly Group & Friends @ Barracuda (12:00 AM)

Fri. March 18: SPIN @ Stubb’s (North Stage) (1:30 PM)

Sat. March 19: Fun Fun Fun Fest @ The Mohawk (12:30 PM)

Sat. March 19: Pandora Showcase @ The Gatsby (4:00 PM)

 

Kevin Morby

Wed. March 16: Panache + Hotel Vegas Boat Cruise @ TBD (4:45 PM)

Wed. March 16: House of Vans Official @ The Mohawk (8:30 PM)

Thu. March 17: Space 24 Twenty Showcase @ Urban Outfitters (2:00 PM)

Thu. March 17: Secretly Group & Friends @ Barracuda (12:15 AM)

Fri. March 18: Pitchfork Official Showcase @ Barracuda (3:05 PM)

Marlon Williams

Wed. March 16: C3 Party @ Lamberts (1:30 PM)

Wed. March 16: KCRW Party @ 3TEN Austin City Limits Live (9:00 PM)

Thu. March 17: All Together Now Party @ Hotel Saint Cecilia  (1:00 PM)

Thu. March 17: Twangfest @ Broken Spoke (2:30 PM)

Thu. March 17: Showtime / Culture Collide Party @ Clive Bar (5:00 PM)

Thu. March 17: Secretly Group & Friends @ Barracuda (11:15 PM)

Fri. March 18: Official SXSW Showcase @ Central Presbyterian Church (11:00 PM)

Sat. March 19: Waterloo Records Day Party @ Waterloo Records – 600 A North Lamar Blvd (2:00 PM)

Sat. March 19: Sound Gallery Party @ BD Riley’s Irish Pub (5:15 PM)

 

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Julianna Barwick Announces ‘Will,’ Shares New Video And European Tour Dates

 
 

May 6th sees the release of Will, the revelatory third full-length album by Brooklyn experimental artist Julianna BarwickConceived and self-produced over the past year in a variety of locations, the ominous, compelling Will is a departure from 2013’s Alex Somers-produced Nepenthe. If that last record conjured images of gentle, thick fog rolling over desolate mountains, then Will is a late afternoon thunderstorm, a cathartic collision of sharp and soft textures that sounds looming and restorative all at once.

Barwick’s life over the past several years has largely been lived in transit, and as such the genesis of Will was not beholden to location; Barwick worked on the album in a variety of locales, from a desolate house in upstate New York to the Moog Factory in Asheville, North Carolina to Lisbon, Portugal. 

I love touring, but it can be a wild ride,” Barwick reflects on this cycle of constant motion. “You’re constantly adjusting, assimilating, and finding yourself in life-changing situations.” Those experiences played into and helped shape Will’s charged, unstable atmosphere: “I knew I’d be playing these songs live, so I wanted some movement,” she explains. “Something that had rhythm and low-end.”

That sense of forward propulsion is largely owed to Willsynth-heavy textures. The electric current that runs through the album takes on various shapes of intoxicating instability. Featuring contributions from Thomas Arsenault (Mas Ysa), Dutch cellist Maarten Vos and percussionist, Jamie Ingalls (Chairlift, Tanlines, Beverly), Will is largely a product of ups and downs, a reflection of a life lived somewhere in between transience and standing still. “While making this record, there were moments of isolation and dark currents,” Barwick admits. “I like exploring that, and I love when I come across songs that sound scary or ominous. I’ve always been curious about what goes into making a song that way.” The beguiling, beautifully complicated Will is the result of that curiosity, and proof of Barwick’s irresistibly engaging talent as a composer and vocalist.

Will comes off of Barwick’s busiest period in her career, following the release of Nepenthe—a spate of activity that included playing piano for Yoko Ono, performing at Carnegie Hall at the annual Tibet House concert with the Flaming Lips and Philip Glass, The Rosabi EP and beer created in conjunction with brewing company Dogfish Head, and a re-imagining of Bach’s “Adagio” from Concerto In D Minor.

Watch the Derrick Belcham-directed video for debut single, Nebula” which was filmed in the Philip Johnson Glass House and presents the essence of Will and Julianna Barwick’s richly complex musical fabric.

A pre-order bonus bundle that includes a 7” single (limited to 500 copies) is available when purchasing the new album directly from JuliannaBarwick.com. The 7” includes “Chaos”, a song from her score to Zia Anger’s 2015 short film I Remember Nothing, and “Never Change”, a beautiful out-take from her 2011 album The Magic Place.  

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7” bundle

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Will Tracklisting:

01. St. Apolonia

02. Nebula

03. Beached

04. Same

05. Wist

06. Big Hollow

07. Heading Home

08. Someway

09. See, Know

Julianna Barwick Tour Dates:

Fri. Apr. 1 – Athens, GA @ Slingshot Festival at Georgia Theatre

Thu. Apr. 14 – New York, NY @ Titus Theater 1 at MoMA

Thu. Apr. 28 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs

Fri. Apr. 29 – Portland, ME @ The Space Gallery

Sat. Apr. 30 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace

Fri. May 6 –Los Angeles, CA @ Velaslavasay Panorama

Sat. May 7 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

Tue. May 10 – Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center

Wed. May 11 – Portland, OR @ Old Church

Fri. May 13 – Mayer, AZ @ Arcosanti

Thu. May 19 – Durham, NC @ Moogfest 2016 at First Presbyterian

Thu. Jun. 2 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso

Sat. Jun. 4 – Berlin, Germany @ Torstrassen Festival

Mon. Jun. 6 – Paris, France @ Carmen

Tue. Jun. 7 – Brussels, Belgium @ La Nuit de Botanique Festival 

Wed. Jun. 8 – London, UK @ Pickle Factory

Wed. Jun. 15 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I

Thu. Jun. 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Small Chapel

Sat. Jun. 18 –  Chicago, IL @ Constellation 

Sun. Jun. 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center 

Thu. Jun. 23 – Detroit, MI @ Museum of Contemporary Art 

Fri. Jun. 24 –  Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe

LISTEN // Bleached Present New Single, “Sour Candy,” And Making Of ‘Welcome The Worms’ Mini-Documentary

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Los Angeles shredders BleachedJen Clavin (vocals, guitar), Jessie Clavin (guitar) and Micayla Grace (bass) – embrace the darker side of life with their ambitious new rock album, Welcome The Worms, out next month via Dead Oceans. Recorded at Sunset Sound with renowned producer and engineer Joe Chiccarelli and co-producer Carlos de la Garza, who helped the band perfect their fervent pop songs into fearlessly big pop melodies, Welcome The Worms presents a smarter, heavier, emotionally deeper Bleached while keeping the band’s origins of cheeky, California-punk in the forefront. Watch the band’s making of video below, and check out Welcome The Worms’ highlight “Sour Candy,” an effortless hit sure to stick in your head for days!

 

 

 

Bleached’s Welcome The Worms is out April 1st. The band kicks off their North American tour this Friday in Las Vegas at Neon Reverb Festival and then heads into a packed SXSW before taking their show all over the country. Also, beginning tomorrow, get your hands on some fresh Bleached Emojis via the Apple app store!   

 

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Bleached Tour Dates:

Fri. March 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse (Neon Reverb Festival)

Mon. March 14 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda – The AV Club – 8pm

Wed. March 16 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas – She Shreds – 4:30pm

Thu. March 17 – Austin, TX @ Red Eyed Fly – Another Planet – 2:30pm

Thu. March 17 – Austin, TX @ Cedar St. Courtyard – FLOODfest – 9pm

Thu. March 17 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda – 12am

Fri. March 18 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s – SPIN – 1:30pm

Sat. March 19 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk – Fun Fun Fun Fest SXSW – 12:30pm

Sat. March 19 – Austin, TX @ The Gatsby – Pandora – 4pm

Sun. March 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger/Burger Hangover Festival

Thu. March 24 – Fayetteville, AR @ On The Map Festival

Tue. March 29 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones *

Wed. March 30 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah*

Sat. April 2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar*

Sun. April 3 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace *

Mon. April 4 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder*

Tue. April 5 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s *

Wed. April 6 – Dallas, TX @ Three Link*

Fri. April 8 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt*

Sat. April 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn*

Mon. April 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *

Wed. April 13 – Washington, DC @ DC9*

Thu. April 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas *

Fri. April 15 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott*

Sat. April 16 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz POB*

Sun. April 17 – Toronto, ON @ Garrison*

Mon. April 18 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place *

Wed. April 20 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness*

Thu. April 21 – Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch*

Fri. April 22 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle*

Sat. April 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry*

Mon. April 25 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*

Tue. April 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*

Thu. April 28 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret*

Fri. April 29 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza*

Sat. April 30 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir*

Mon. May 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill*

Wed. May 4 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room*

Thu. May 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom*

Tue. May 17 – Manchester, UK @ Gulivers

Wed. May 18 – London, UK @ Moth Club

Thu. May 19 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival @ Horatios

Fri. May 20 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet

Sat. May 21 – Eindhoven, NL @ Stroomhuis

Tue. May 24 – Lille, FR @ Aeronof

Wed. May 25 – Everux, FR @ Abordage

Thu. May 26 – Metz, FR @ BAM

Fri. May 27 – Paris, FR @ Badaboum

Sat. May 28 – Antwerp, BL @ Het Bos

Mon. May 30 – Zurich, SW @ Eldorado

Sat. July 16-Sun. July 17 – Kansas City, KS @ Children’s Mercy Park – KRBZ Buzz Beach Ball 2016

 

* with No Parents

RELEASE DAY // Marlon Williams’ Self Titled Debut Is Out Today, Worldwide

Marlon Williams broke out in stride with his incredible voice and masterful stage presence in Australia and New Zealand last year surrounding the release of his debut, self-titled album. He topped off the year winning Best Male Solo Artist and Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the New Zealand Music Awards, where he performed new single, “Dark Child,” attended the ARIA Awards in Australia, where he was nominated for Best Blues & Roots Album, and made his morning television debut performing“Hello Miss Lonesome” on “ABC Breakfast TV” in Australia.

Today, his self titled debut LP is out via Dead Oceans!

Order Marlon Williams’ Self Title LP now:
CD, LP & ltd tan vinyl // iTunes // Amazon // Support your local independent record store

Marlon William Tour Dates:
(more info and tix here)

02/28/16 Perth, AUPerth International Arts Festival
03/05/16 Parkville, AUSMelbourne Zoo
03/06/16 Castlemaine, AU – Theatre Royal
03/09/16 Auckland, NZPowerstation
03/11/16 Mosman, AUSTaronga Zoo
03/12/16 Lone Star Valley, AUSA Festival Called Panama
03/13/16 Adelaide, AUSWOMADelaide
03/14/16 Adelaide, AUSWOMADelaide
03/15/16 Austin, TXSXSW
04/05/16 Nottingham, UK – Bodega Social Club
04/06/16 Bristol, UK – The Louisiana
04/07/16 London, UK – St. Giles In The Fields
04/08/16 Brighton, UK – The Hope And Ruin
04/11/16 Berlin, DE – Privatclub
04/12/16 Hamburg, DE – Nochtspeicher
04/13/16 Cologne, DE – YUCA
04/14/16 Paris, FR – Le Pop Up Du Label
04/15/16 Bourges, FR – Le Printemps De Bourges
04/16/16 Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
04/18/16 Dublin, IE – Whelans
04/19/16 Manchester, UK – The Night And Day Cafe
04/20/16 Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
04/21/16 Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
05/17/16 Ann Arbor, MIThe Ark *
05/18/16 Toronto, ONDanforth Music Hall *
05/20/16 New York, NYThe Town Hall *
05/21/16 Washington, DCLincoln Theatre *
05/22/16 Boston, MAWilbur Theatre *
05/24/16 Philadelphia, PAUnion Transfer *
05/26/16 Atlanta, GABuckhead Theatre *
05/27/16 New Orleans, LAThe Civic Theatre *
05/28/16 Dallas, TXThe Kessler Theatre *
05/30/16 Tucson, AZThe Rialto Theatre *
05/31/16 Los Angeles, CAThe Fonda Theatre *
06/02/16 San Francisco, CAGreat American Music Hall *
06/03/16 Portland, ORAladdin Theater *
06/04/16 Seattle, WANeptune Theatre *
06/05/16 Boise, IDEgyptian Theatre *
06/07/16 Boulder, COBoulder Theater *
06/08/16 Omaha, NESlowdown *
06/09/16 Minneapolis, MNVarsity Theater *
06/10/16 Milwaukee, WITurner Hall Ballroom *
06/11/16 Chicago, ILThalia Hall *

* w/ Sam Beam (of Iron & Wine) and Jesca Hoop

free downloads

The Halfwit In Me by Ryley Walker
Dhoodan by Ryley Walker
I Have Been To The Mountain by Kevin Morby
Hello Miss Lonesome by Marlon Williams
Dark Child by Marlon Williams
Earth:2015 by Mark McGuire
Sons Of The Serpent by Mark McGuire
Dream Lover by Destroyer
Times Square by Destroyer

video

Jane Cum by Japanese Breakfast

Happy by Mitski

Same by Julianna Barwick

5 out soon

Ryley Walker
Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
CD / LP
Japanese Breakfast
Psychopomp
CD / LP

todays shows

Destroyer
Knust, DE - Knust

Japanese Breakfast
Birmingham, AL - The Syndicate Lounge  w/ Mitski and Jay Som

Kevin Morby
Austin, TX - The Sidewinder

Mitski
Birmingham, AL - The Syndicate Lounge

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